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Last chance to hunt small game until after deer season. The game commission stocked pheasants on our game lands last week with pheasants, but there are still hens and cocks to be found, plus there are rabbits and squirrels to fill our game bags.

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The deadline to enroll in Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) for the 2021 program year is fast-approaching. Dairy producers have until Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, to enroll in DMC through your local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county office here in Pennsylvania.   At about $0.15 per hundredweight, DMC is …

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George and I met Andy at camp. Andy was running the vacuum cleaner on a generator. There is no electrical power at camp, and that’s the way we like it.

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As a young child, I had a dream that occurred every time I was sick. In it, I was trying to escape being crushed by a giant stage curtain. Later, as a teen, my one recurring dream was being shot at in my childhood home. Odd thing about that one is that I was on the second floor, so my assail…

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Disclaimer: What you are about to read has no scientific relevance, evidence, or significance. It makes no claims regarding emotional, physical, psychological, or physiological implications or indications. Any resemblance to persons living or deceased is purely coincidental. Read at your own…

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Errol, New Hampshire isn’t in Canada, but I think you can see it from there. We left our little farm about 8 in the morning, and 12 ½ hours later, we arrived at the Errol Motel, and took about an hour to unload the guns and gear for a week’s stay.

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As the General Assembly prepares for the upcoming 2021-22 session, one of the many areas we are addressing is how to aid Pennsylvania’s struggling businesses and reinforce our economy so it is stronger than it was before the business closures and stay-at-home orders were imposed.

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Janelle Kayla Crossley is running for the House of Representatives in District 199, in Cumberland County. I have been impressed with her ability to listen to, and understand, others. She volunteers and works in the community of Carlisle and surrounding areas, where she hears people’s concerns.

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Sometimes, some of us get together to shoot clay targets at the farm. Last Friday, six of us showed up to shoot, and as Todd uncased his Lefever 20-gauge, he apologized for making a reservation at a motel in Errol, New Hampshire, without first discussing it with me.

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Cumberland County voters face big decisions. The presidential election dominates the news, yet we know actions at state and local levels are where things get done. In the 199th Legislative District, we have Janelle Crossley, whom voters can send as our representative to Harrisburg with her c…

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It’s that time of year again! The days grow shorter, the air gets cooler. Apple harvesting, pumpkin picking, corn mazes, playing in the leaves. However, one seasonal staple to not forget, especially this year, is getting a flu vaccine.

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We all want the opportunity to elect representatives who are caring individuals, people who put their compassion into practice every day. Janelle Kayla Crossley, Democratic candidate for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in District 199, gives voters the chance to do just that. The p…

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A note to the Never-Trumpers, former Republicans and “moderate” Democrats. The Bushes, McCains, Kristols who think things will go back to “normal” if they can just replace Trump. Things will not go back to the good old days. Biden is not a moderate. He says now he is not a Socialist, but he …

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Some things are different, but some stay the same.

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Walk with me. I’ll meet you on Park Hill Road, and we can walk the gated roads in the Game Lands. There probably won’t be any pheasants to flush until Friday when the stocking for the youth hunt begins the stocking for hunting seasons.

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One of these days, when all this COVID stuff is over, we’ll look back and assess how we reacted, how we adapted or didn’t, what we accomplished or didn’t, how it changed us, if it changed us at all.

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Newspapers in Pennsylvania have a long history of providing timely, accurate and informative news to the citizens of the commonwealth. We deliver the stories that matter most to residents of local communities; stories that often cannot be found elsewhere. Despite the challenges and uncertain…

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Here in Pennsylvania, our dedicated and highly skilled workers are driving our economy -- and they are powering America. From clean natural gas to coal, Pennsylvania is a bastion of natural resources. For centuries, our region has been steeped in the proud tradition of energy production and …

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We built a few fires in the fireplace a week or so ago. We put some morning wood next to the wood pile that is mostly wild cherry. What I call morning wood is just limbs and branches that I’ve cut with the chainsaw. On a farm, there’s always enough limbs and dead wood to make a small pile fo…

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I don’t want to get too metaphysical with this one, but I have to ask: when you get messages on two separate occasions from two separate sources, do you tend to take notice?

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Ollie moved from Georgia to Pennsylvania sometime around Christmas last year. He was about 10 weeks old, and sometimes Todd brought him along to the farm when he came to shoot clay targets.

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Maybe it’s because this coronavirus thing has everyone a tad edgy, but there have been a lot of things going on that make me want to scream and/or pound my fists into the wall.

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When the plague of 2020 hit home, no one was prepared for how long we’d have to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous pandemic misfortune.

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This Saturday marks a major change for squirrel hunters in the commonwealth. Instead of waiting until mid-October, squirrel hunters can now hunt squirrels beginning Sept. 12. According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission squirrels are an under-harvested species.